1760 Laporte Avenue in Fort Collins is home to the humble Blasting Room Studios; hidden behind a used furniture store and a laundromat as you hit the northwest outskirts of town, it's an iconic stop for big names in the punk rock scene (founded by members of Black Flag and the Descendents).
While it's been no secret that the band Rise Against frequents the place (according to the Blasting Room's website, the band's had nine stints there since 2001), here are some other well-known bands you may not have realized are listed as clients for Northern Colorado's own Blasting Room.
The 'Calling All Skeletons' band recorded My Shame Is True (2013) with the Blasting Room.
My Tsyganiada (2011)
The Gaslight Anthem
Just a year before my favorite Gaslight Anthem song, ''59 Sound' was released, the band recorded 2007's Sink or Swim in the town I would soon move to.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
What the H-E-double hockey sticks the fudge? Scary Kids Scaring Kids recorded at the Blasting Room, too? Who knew? Back in 2005, that is where the band recorded After Dark.
Tony Sly Tribute (2013), Complete Control Sessions (2011), and Terror State (2003)
Less Than Jake
Borders and Boundaries (2000) and See the Light (2013)
I found this one pretty surprising. In 2010, Train recorded a rare single titled 'Only You' with the Blasting Room. It sounds like a weird, alternate version of their hit, 'Hey,Soul Sister.'
I really only know these guys as the band that covered 'Mrs. Robinson,' but they recorded two Blasting Room albums in 2006, Lemonheads and Become the Enemy.
Self/Entitled (2012), Longest EP (2010), Coaster (2009), Cokie the Clown (2009), Wolves in Wolves' Clothing (2006), and Never Trust a Hippy (2006)